News brief: Opelikan earns job promotion

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Special to the Opelika Observer

Jeff McLure was recently promoted to the position of superintendent of Holder Construction Company.

McLure is a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in building science. He is the son of Roy and Vicki McLure of Opelika.

He joined Holder and the Project Alliance Data Center Team in May of 2011 as a Field Coordinator; in this position, he was responsible for managing the coordination, quality, inspections and daily huddles for the MEP trades. In December 2011 he relocated to Boydton, Va., and joined the Microsoft Data Center team on the BN1 Phase 2 and the BN2 projects. He immediately took on a significant responsibility as the overall field management of the BN1 Phase 2 building, in addition to his other responsibilities.

He was promoted to Senior Field Coordinator in March 2012 and was directly responsible for the successful turnover of BN2 to the owner in August 2012. He led the completion of BN1 Phase 2 as well as the interior build-out of the data halls for all the buildings and has successfully completed and turned over four of those projects.

In January 2013 McLure was promoted to Assistant Superintendent and continued to support Microsoft on the BN-3. He was responsible for the MEP systems, the MEP equipment, systems start-up and finally commissioning of the building systems.

Upon completion of BN-3, McLure relocated to Santa Clara, Calif., for the Dupont SC1 PHIIA project in December 2013. He took on the responsibility for managing the day to day operations of the project. He also provided overall leadership in the field with a special focus on MEP.

McLure also provided updates to the client on the status of the project in the OAC meetings and was instrumental in the planning and scheduling of that fast paced project.

In July of this year, he relocated to Dallas, Texas to take on the lead role at the QTS DFW Project. He has been responsible for all aspects of field operations in the conversion of a chip fabrication plant into a 800,00-square-foot Data Center Facility. More specifically, he is managing the completion of Data Halls 1 and 2 and the front office.

McLure is currently working with Preconstruction and Construction Teams to coordinate and create plans for Data Halls 3 and 4 as well as the new Destination Dallas marketing center. “He has done exceptionally well managing multiple schedules, coordinating daily with our client in a live facility and spreading the work amongst all the areas under construction,” reads a recent press release provided by the company.

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